1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

FS: Original 1991 Tune Zi3-5 Walnut/Mahogany/Maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by sawzalot, Oct 29, 2013.


  1. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Price:
    895 OBO
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Virginia
    I'm selling my (Rare) original Japanese Tune Zi-3 5-string from 1991. This is from the original Tune company, before the drama that resulted in the current Korean/Japanese split in the company. I bought it from Rudy's Music in NYC in 1991 and it is truly an awesome bass. I tend not to use it much now, however, because over the years I've become more of a MusicMan guy.

    This is a hi-fi sounding bass, very smooth, with an incredibly clear and deep low B. It has a powerful stock onboard 18v preamp with 3-band eq + a midrange notch filter accessible from with the back preamp cover off. It also has individual gain controls for each pickup on the circuit board. It slaps great and has no noticeable fret wear. It does have one dent in the outside edge of the body that I put in it back in the 90's when I was still gigging it (see pics), and minor nicks on the headstock that come with almost 20 years of playing.

    It's a neck-through design, with a 4-piece maple laminated neck with an ebony fretboard. The body is a sandwich of three layers of wood, walnut-mahogany-walnut. It's small and very light, also. The neck is perfect and plays like a dream.

    Not too many of these out there for sale; asking $895 shipped to the lower 48. I'm open to any reasonable offer.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  2. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    pics!
     
  3. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    more pics
     

    Attached Files:

  4. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    even more pics
     

    Attached Files:

  5. jbassmaniac

    jbassmaniac REPRESENTING THE LOW END TO NO END! In Memoriam

    Apr 27, 2009
    Kansas City/Topeka KS
    Man that is a cool looking and rare bass. GLWTS!
     
  6. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    A little bit better pic of the one ding in the side of the body.
     

    Attached Files:

    • dent.
      dent.jpg
      File size:
      131.3 KB
      Views:
      222
  7. Bassistik

    Bassistik

    May 15, 2013
    As a Tune owner myself, I'll say that those are very cool instruments! GLWTS!
     
  8. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    These are AWESOME instruments--the original Tune's were really great!
     
  9. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Resurrecting this thread--back up for sale. I have a MusicMan Bongo up for sale too--I'm keeping whichever one doesn't sell first.
     
  10. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    bump
     
  11. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    bump
     
  12. Still Available?
     
  13. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Still available!
     
  14. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Bump!
     
  15. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Ttt
     
  16. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    bump
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.